About the International Rescue Committee

International Rescue Committee UK is the European headquarters of the IRC global network. We support people uprooted by conflict or natural disaster to rebuild their lives quickly, safely and with dignity.


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Latest News

  • South Sudan Crisis: Displaced and starving, families rely on water lilies to survive

    Article and photography: Peter Biro/The IRC Nyanen Ruot was at home preparing a meal last December when without warning she heard the deafening sound of heavy machine gun fire. Looking out of her small thatched hut, she saw people screaming and tripping over each other in panic trying to flee the... Read more

  • The IRC's twenty years in Rwanda: 1994-2014

    From April to July 1994, Rwanda suffered through one of the fastest moving genocides of the 20th century. Over the course of a hundred days, one million people were killed, and an estimated two million were internally displaced or forced to flee the country. Within months, the International Rescue Committee... Read more

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